Chaga mushroom Inonotus obliquus or Chaga mushroom (Russian) is parasitic on birch and other trees. It is found mainly in the northern hemisphere. It is said to have medicinal properties and a taste resembling vanilla. Chaga tea To use in a tea, the mushroom is ground to a powder and is brewed the same way as tea. Unlike tea, the powder can be used many times before it is depleted. [Read More]
Swedish home-made snus review Prillan Norrland
If you don't know what type of tobacco to use to start making your snus at home, Prillan Norrland is an inexpensive alternative to start with. You get good everyday snus at a cheap price
If you want to learn how to make Swedish snus but you don't know what tobacco to use. Prillan Norrland is an affordable starter package. You get good snus that you can use every day. For the price, you get decent snus. This is the ingredients I used in the snus Tobacco The tobacco I use is: Prillan Norrland tobacco flour You get 2 plastic boxes with a lid to use in the oven. [Read More]
The basic way to make Swedish snus at lower temperature and longer time
After many years of making snus at 90ºC (194ºF), I decided to go back to the original method I used when I started to use the slow cooker. From what I remember and what I have read on different forums, lower temperature and longer time make snus less bitter and richer in flavor.
Back to basic Tobacco, water and salt I decided to make this snus batch as I did when I first began to use a slow cooker to make snus. I start the batch with only water and salt and add the potassium carbonate after the heat treatment. The recipe I have used from the beginning differs a bit from the recipe in Medusa. I use a bit more of everything and I am so far satisfied with the result regarding moisture, pH, and salt. [Read More]
What the kneading does for the end result in making Swedish snus
This is the ultimate tip to get perfect consistency in your home-made Swedish snus. With these instructions you snus get from crumbly and falling apart snus to firm and holding together snus. If you like you can make your Swedish snus as firm as clay.
New kowledge on snus I have to confess that I did not know this when I posted my first articles on snus here. By then I had made my own snus at home for years without knowing about how to get consistency. But then again, I have no problem with crumby snus. If it holds together enough so that I can pinch a “prilla” of the right size with two fingers and get it into my mouth I was happy. [Read More]
Harvest tobacco in a greenhouse
Do you have a greenhouse? Why not try to grow and harvest tobaccon in a greenhouse? Here you can read about what I did and what I learned from the growing season 2015.
Harvest tobacco in a greenhouse Start of seasonDo you have a greenhouse? Do you have a greenhouse? Why not try to harvest tobacco in a greenhouse? But I probably started the season 2015 to late and waited a bit to long before moving the plants to the greenhouse. This because my ignorance and that I was waiting for the greenhouse to arrive. Having the plants on my window sill in to small pots was a restriction to the root growth. [Read More]
Growing tobacco in a greenhouse in Scandinavia
As I’m living in the middle of Scandinavia (as far north as middle of Canada) I think a greenhouse is a must. At least if you are trying to grow pepper. Maybe the tobacco could have grown outside, but not as good as it has in my greenhouse.
Growing tobaccon in a greenhouse in Scandinavia Research In the process of gathering information on growing tobacco I realized that it would be difficult to do without a greenhouse. Another grower, in the south of Scandinavia, got a much better growth for the plants in the greenhouse than for those who was plated outside in the field. Time to move to the greenhouseAs I’m living in the middle of Scandinavia (as far north as middle of Canada) I think a greenhouse is a must. [Read More]